Friday, May 11, 2018

ARC Review: Perfect Love Story by Natasha Madison

Perfect Love Story by Natasha Madison is the first book in her new Love Series. I really loved this book and I can’t wait for more in the series! I was drawn to this series with the blurb that it was about 3 couples finding love after a man’s death exposing lies and deceit. Sounds interesting right? Well Perfect Love Story was a great start to the series and I highly recommend it. 

When Hailey’s husband dies, she is heartbroken to learn that not only did she lose him, but that her whole life was a lie. Finding out that he was married to someone else throws her for a loop and she decides to move to the country to start over. Jensen was married to his high school sweetheart until they had a child together and she decided to up and leave him for his best friend. Since then, he has focused on raising his daughter. So when Hailey moves into the house that was once supposed to be his family’s home, Jensen isn’t happy about it and makes it known. But as both of them keep running into each other, they begin to realize that they aren’t as broken as they once thought they were and maybe they might have a chance at the perfect love story together. 

I loved Hailey and Jensen. Don’t get me wrong, I was a bit worried when it came to Jensen at the beginning. He could be such a jerk to Hailey, and I feared I wouldn’t like him. But when you find out everything that had happened, you start to see why he reacted the way he did, even if it wasn’t excusable it was understandable. But as he started to come around, I found it impossible to resist him just like Hailey. I cannot even imagine being in Hailey’s shoes. To find out all that she did and not let it destroy her was something I really admired. She was so strong and I loved her positive attitude and the way that she continued to live her life and be kind and friendly to those around her. Hailey and Jensen had a ton of chemistry and I loved the connection that seemed to come so naturally between them. It was very genuine and it felt like they had always been meant to go through what they each did so they could end up together and exactly where they should be. 

I honestly loved this book and I can’t wait for more in the series. I loved the secondary characters as well and I am anxious to get to know them better! Especially Crystal and Gabe, I just know their story is going to be fantastic! I highly recommend this one, and I think readers of all genres will enjoy it!

**ARC Provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions**

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

ARC Review: The Other Lady Vanishes by Amanda Quick

Burning Cove #2, I love Amanda Quick (Jayne Ann Krentz) I have been reading her books for years. I love that she went in this direction and moved up her historical timeline to the 1930’s. I love the movies from the 30’s and the actors Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Kathrine Hepburn, Mae West just to name a few. Just like today celebrities pretty much gave up their freedom once they hit it big but there were places where they could go to get away from it all, where they could still be seen but not harassed Burning Cove is just the place to be. The movies and their stars were a great escapism for people in the depression era everyday people could live vicariously through the movies, but the glitz and glamour can hide such dark secrets.

Adelaide Blake needed a place to disappear, a place where no one knew her and Burning Cove seemed the best place to hide in plain sight, after all who really takes notice of a waitress. Jake Truett is a recently widowed business man who is on vacation to sooth his nerves, or so he wants everyone to think. Madame Zolanda is faking it until she can make it, she became famous for being a psychic to the stars but she become rich from blackmailing them and now in Burning Cove is she going to finally get what she always wanted or what she deserves? Dr. Paxton the creator of the Diet Tonic for the stars and rumored to be having an affair with Hollywood’s Most Beautiful Woman, Vera Westlake, has reason of his own why he’s in Burning Cove as does Vera.

Adelaide spent two months in an insane asylum put there by a husband she doesn’t remember marrying and just barely escaped after witnessing one of her tormentors jump from the window. Months later she’s still nervous that they will find her and take her back but she has friends now she is part of the community and if she goes missing people will look for her. Her tormentors devise a plan but at every turn they are thwarted by Jake Truett. It all starts with Madam Zolanda unknowingly predicting her own demise but how this is all connected to Adelaide and her tormentors is still a mystery one Jake and Adelaide are going to discover no matter how many times they are almost killed. With the help of Raina Keller and Luther Pell, Jake and Adelaide discover how everything fits together.

Overall, I loved this book. The chemistry between Adelaide and Jake is subtle at first Jake is more open about it than Adelaide, but after what happened to her she is right to err on the side of caution. They work together well and Jake respects her opinion and treats her as an equal but is still very protective of her. The overall feel of this book really reminds me of some of Quick’s older books with a much stronger heroine (less damsel in destress and more than ready to take on her enemies head on) and not quite as domineering hero. The mystery keeps you on your toes and even after it’s all over it’s not. I greatly enjoyed this one and I can’t wait for Raina and Luther’s book. This can be read as a standalone so you don’t have to worry about not having read the first book.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Feature and Giveaway: Pretending He's Mine by Mia Sosa

For Hollywood agent Julian Hart, representing his best friend—megastar Carter Williamson—means it’s nearly impossible to keep his personal life and career separate. To make matters worse, Carter’s younger sister has been starring in Julian’s wildest fantasies more often than he’d care to admit. He knows she’s off-limits, but when Ashley shows up on his doorstep, needing a place to crash… suddenly his greatest temptation is sleeping down the hall.

Free-spirited Ashley Williamson doesn’t do commitment. Jobs, apartments, men… why let herself be tied down? But she’s had a crush on her older brother’s best friend for years and she’s committed to making Julian want her, one towel-clad midnight encounter at a time. But just as things start heating up, their steamy flirtation is interrupted by Carter’s east coast wedding. Ashley has no desire to go home and face her reputation as the family disappointment. But living with—dare she say dating?—a successful, sexy film agent could give them something else to talk about.

Julian can’t believe he agreed to fake a relationship with the one woman he can never have. And it’s going to take more than a little willpower to remember it's all pretend. Or is it?

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Monday, May 7, 2018

ARC Review: The Prophet by Celia Aaron

The Prophet is the second book in The Cloister series by Celia Aaron, and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it as soon as I finished The Maiden. It was everything I was hoping for and more! This series isn’t for the faint of heart, but I am absolutely loving it! I have been addicted since I started The Maiden and I am on pins and needles waiting for the final installment, The Church. These books are not standalones, so make sure that you start at the beginning and beware of warnings if you have any triggers before starting. 

The Prophet picks up right where we left off at the end of The Maiden. I don’t want to go into too many details so as not to spoil anything, but Delilah continues to search got answers even as The Prophet and The Cloister become more dangerous every day. Delilah is still drawn to Adam, and she knows that while he appears to be a monster like the rest of them that there is more to him as well. 

Both Adam and Delilah are unique and have a ton of layers to them, and I love discovering more about each of them as we get more of their story. They are drawn to one another in a way neither of them can explain and that both of them know they shouldn’t be, yet what they share is undeniable. I love them so much and I have felt invested in their story from the very start. We got to see so much more of Adam here and I couldn’t get enough. My heart broke for these characters and all they had been through and were going through. I can’t wait for more and to see how things turn out for them. 

I will say that as big as the cliffhanger was after The Maiden, this one was bigger! I need to know what happens and I hate waiting, but I have faith that Celia Aaron will make it worth the wait. We got a ton of info here on some questions I had, yet there are so many more questions and I am really looking forward to getting more answers. While I can’t wait for more, I am also not ready for this series to be over. It is unlike anything I have read before and I highly recommend it!

**ARC Provided by IndieSage PR**

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